In The Great Gatsby, the characters demonstrate that love has no relevant meaning in a relationship without the security that wealth provides. Gatsby and Wilson present Daisy and Myrtle with much of love; however, they both are stunned when Tom’s wealth and security win over the two ladies’ hearts A similar situation occurred with the author Francis Scott Fitzgerald and his wife Zelda. She broke off their engagement due to Fitzgerald’s menial job. After publishing his books, Fitzgerald acquired a great deal of wealth and fame, then he was allowed to marry Zelda. Wealth is the key to a happy life along with love, however, love alone cannot provide happiness in marriage.
Wickham eloped with Lydia only for her money because he was desperate to leave his debts behind and wanted a companion to join him in his escape, which resulted in an unhappy marriage, an arrangement made only to protect the family’s honour and respect among other acquaintances who would very much have frowned upon the elopement if it had not resulted in a marriage. Marriages of that time were rarely for love; they were usually to ensure financial security, to carry on the family name, connections and a comfortable home. An example of this is the marriage between Charlotte Lucas and Mr Collins. She tells Lizzie after her engagement, “I am not romantic you know. I never was.
Hedda’s relationship with all three men ultimately created a life she was unhappy with thus leading her closer to her death. Her husband, who is suppose to the love of a young wives life meant nothing to Hedda. She treated Tesman as if he was her servant and used him to get whatever she wanted. But her selfishness came back to bite her because she felt completely condemned to life with Tesman which was boring and uneventful. Lovborg was the closest to loving a man who wasn't her father Hedda ever had but she pushed him away and ultimately helped Lovborg’s death arrive sooner then intended by giving him her pistol.
Mr. Bennett agreed that, “the business of her life was to get her daughters married; i... ... middle of paper ... ... she did not love him, knowing that she would have been able to secure her fathers’ wealth. Elizabeth did not conform to her society’s expectations and refused to marry for any other reason than true love, sticking to what she believed in most although opposing the beliefs of her society. She placed a higher importance on interest, attraction, and love. Bibliography Austen, Jane. Pride and Prejudice,3rd ed.
Criseyde is not a truthful lover and she is to blame alone as we all know Troilus love for her was very strong. Her love for him was nothing but a lie. Come to think of it this kind of love cannot possibly exist. In reality she was not in love with him as she was forced to draw into him by her Uncle Pandarus, who desires her to comfort Troilus’ sadness without any concern of her own. Basically she is only doing it for her uncle because he is also Troilus’ best friend and he cannot see Troilus upset and depressed.
However, she abandoned him feeling that it was necessary. In order to support her family, she needed to marry a rich man and Krogstad was a penniless man. So Mrs. Linde chose obligation over desire. “Sheltered, petted, and expected to behave like an amiable nitwit by first her father and then her husband, Nora Helmer has committed forgery in order to get money to save her husband's life” (Doll’s House). Nora is in an advantage over the other women.
Daisy is Gatsby’s American dream; she is the symbol of perfection and became the center of his life. As a wealthy aristocrat Daisy is almost bored of her lifestyle, she was never fully content with her life, therefore she took advantage of Gatsby, because he was a distraction and brought excitement in her life. She showed affection towards him but in the end just manipulated him for her own personal pleasure and needs. She has been leading Gatsby on with this notion that they will be together, but she knows she would never leave her husband Tom Buchanan for Gatsby. She is manipulating Gatsby throughout the whole novel until he ... ... middle of paper ... ... her wealth as well as appearance, She only married you because I was poor and she was tired of waiting for me.
Tyela Segar Mrs.Betz English 11 March 14th 2014 Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen’s attitude towards marriage in in the novel Pride and Prejudice reflect those in her personal life. She fell in love two different times, but her lack of wealth kept her from being an eligible match. So Though Austen was never married she feels as though it is “dishonorable to enter into wedlock without affection.” Jane Austen’s attitude toward marriage, love, and money is complicated and critical, and in Pride and Prejudice she demonstrates this through her characters. The best Characters marry for love but are fortunate enough to get money too. The marriage between Charlotte Lucas and Mr. Collins shows that marriage for love is not always possible.
In her struggle to keep the borrowed money from her husband’s knowledge Nora begins a transformation from dependence of Torvald, to being self-efficient, self-worthy, and self-independent—qualities women of her time lacked of—because all, such as Nora never displayed a mind of their own. At the end, when Nora’s secret is revealed to Torvald and his reaction is to condemn her for borrowing the money, Nora realizes that she no longer fears her husband’s reaction; she is no longer worried of keeping appearances of what society says she should be as a wife, and mother. The secret that Nora tries very hard to keep hidden, gives her the opportunity to discover herself as an individual, and what she is capable of doing regardless the constraints of society. In fact, Nora’s first display of self-sufficiency happened when Torvald “fell deathly ill [and] the doctors said it was essential for him to travel south” (799) At the time Nora and Torvald did not count with money to make the trip, and knowing that Torvald would never agree to borrow money, Nora “was the one who raised the money” (801) She ingeniously managed to convince her husband to travel South without having to con... ... middle of paper ... ...She listened to Torvald ramble about her wrong doings and how embarrassing is for him, while “he never understood [her]” (842) With a determined look she tells him “I’ve been wronged greatly, Torvald—first by Papa, and then by you…I went from Papa’s hands into yours…Now when I look back, it seems as if I’d lived here like a beggar—just from hand to mouth. I’ve lived by doing tricks for you, Torvald” (843) Nora now knows all that she has ever done for her husband was out of duty; she had to behave a certain way because society dictated it that way.
Nothing is more important, to most people, than friendships and family, thus, by breaking those bonds, it draws an emotional response from the readers. Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan had a relationship before he went off to fight in the war. When he returned home, he finds her with Tom Buchanan, which seems to make him jealous since he still has feelings for Daisy. He wanted Daisy “to go to Tom and say: ‘I never loved you” (Fitzgerald 118) Gatsby eventually tells Tom that his “wife doesn’t love [him]” and that she only loves Gatsby (Fitzgerald 121). But the unpleasant truth is that Daisy never loved anyone, but she loved something: money.